Thursday, June 9, 2016

Well, I'm working to get caught up with the Horror Calendar, but I know I've missed a few events since I had to take time out and calm down my brain worms.  But no matter how hard I try, I keep feeling like Rick and the crew from The Walking Dead trying to outrun the cannibals in Terminus.  No matter where you go, you always miss something and are re-directed.

Wait, this looks familiar....
Oh, it's the end of last season without the zombie fence!

Anyway, check out the Horror Calendar and if I missed your event, PLEASE email me at and I'll be sure to add it.  I know I usually end my post with this, but I'm SO behind, I need Northwest Horror Fans to help get me back up to speed.  So, even if you only know of an event, please email me.


Submissions are being accepted for the PDXtreme Fest, 3 days of horror, crime, gore and more at the the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark) in Portland, OR, December 2 through 4 this year.  You can find more details on how to enter your film at the Facebook Event Page.


Mental Trap Escape Room Game invites you, and four to ten members, to escape a locked room in one hour.  And yes, it is timed.  Created by the devious minds behind 13th Door Haunted HouseGlowing Greens Miniature Golf and Haunted Productions, this offers you the challenge to find the clues keeping you locked in the room and escape within an hour.  But, as the website suggests, it's not as easy as it sounds.  Located at 3855 SW Murray Blvd in Portland, OR, you can challenge your wits (and those of your team mates) to solve the puzzle before time expires.  I don't know what happens if you don't succeed, but that's part of the fun.  For more details, visit the link.


Bleedingham, a Northwest Horror Short Film Festival, is now excepting submissions.  The chosen films will screen at the Pickford Film Cinema (1318 Bay St) in Bellingham, WA later this year.  More details can be found at the official website.

Buy It Now

Tickets for the screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Aliens in MIND BLOWING 70mm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) in Portland, OR are on sale NOW!  You can find more details in the July 2016 section of this calendar, or just click on the link and scroll down to the screening information.

June, 2016

Friday, June 10

Expecting the inevitable reboot, The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St) in Portland, OR, is screening Interview with the Vampire tonight at 9 pm.  We all know everything will be rebooted, eventually, so enjoy the original film on the big screen one last time.  The show starts at 9 pm, and you can get more details, as well as advance ticket sales, at the link.

Saturday, June 11

The GeekCraft Expo PDX invades the DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St) in Portland, OR, this weekend.  Featuring hand crafted geek goods by local artisans, I'm sure a few trinkets will be available for Horror Fans.  Stop by and find something cool for your home or a gift for the non-Horror geek in your life.  The event starts at 11 am, and you'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.


You have one last chance to get some bloody meat pies, as The Portland Opera (at the Keller Auditorium) in Portland, OR, concludes their run of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street tonight.  You can find more details at the link.


Okay folks, if you have not seen the 1933 CLASSIC King Kong on the big screen, you have no excuse for missing a FREE SCREENING at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St) in Vancouver, WA.  Sponsered by the Vancouver Toy Junkies (who will host a pop up toy show before the screening), this is DO NOT MISS opportunity.  The toy show starts at 9:30 am, and the film begins at 11 am.  Visit the link for more details.

Wednesday, June 15

Wow, the worms in my brain were really active, as I'm only adding this now.  Monqui and The Hollywood Theatre present John Carpenter; A Live Retrospective tonight at 8 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (  ) in Portland, OR.  Carpenter will perform a musical retrospective of his work, the non-soundtrack music Lost Themes, as well as new compositions, accompanied by his son Cody and godson Daniel Davies, as well as a full live band and stage production.  Buy tickets now at the link.


Wow, Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11595 SW Pacific Highway) in Tigard, OR, just crossed into full blown INSANITY with tonight's screening of Voodoo Black Exorcist (Vudu Sangriento).  This 1974 Spanish film features a voodoo mummy wrecking havoc on an ocean liner.  Seriously, I couldn't make this up...  Well, I could, but I'd never get it filmed!  Check out the craziness for yourself tonight at 9:15 pm, and (as always) admission is FREE!  So be sure to spend a bit more at the snack bar for tasty treats and BEER!  Oh, you must be over 21 years of age or older to attend.  Visit the link later in the week for more details.

Friday, June 17

It's not every father willing to call up a demon to avenge the death of his son.  So bring your dad to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St) in Tacoma, WA, tonight at 10 pm for a screening of Stan Winston's Pumpkinhead.  Talk with your father about Lance Henriksen's parenting skills (right, wrong; he's the one with the demon) this Father's Day weekend as you marvel at Stan Winston Studio's titular creation.  Admission is only $6.  You'll find more details at the Friday Night Frights Tacoma Facebook Page.

Saturday, June 18

Destiny City Freakycon 2 - A Mini Horror Convention happens today at Destiny City Comics (218 St Helens Ave) in Tacoma, WA, at noon.  Hosts of Friday Night Frights and Tacoma Ghost Tours will be present, as well as local game developers and MORE!  And admission is FREE!!!  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.


George Reeves in Superman and the Mole Men.  I shouldn't have to say anything more, other than get to the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St) in Bellingham, WA, for this screening of the original pilot for The Adventures of Superman series on the big screen today at noon.  Tickets are only $2, and you'll find more details, and advance ticket sales, at the link.


Well, that's all I have for now.  But if you are hosting, or know of, an event that might interest readers of The Shadow Over Portland, email me at and I'll add it to the Horror Calendar and my weekly updates.

And, should you attend any of the events listed above, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland.